9780865474871

Walking on Water : Reflections on Faith and Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9780865474871

  • ISBN10:

    0865474877

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-05-31
  • Publisher: North Point Press

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Summary

InWalking On Water, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one's own art.

Author Biography

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L’Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L’Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine’s life and the life of her family. Madeleine L’Engle’s last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is being published by FSG.

Table of Contents

Cosmos from Chaos
11(14)
Icons of the True
25(26)
Healed, Whole and Holy
51(16)
A Coal in the Hand
67(12)
Probable Impossibles
79(14)
Keeping the Clock Wound
93(14)
Names and Labels
107(18)
The Bottom of the Iceberg
125(20)
Do We Want the Children To See It?
145(14)
The Journey Homeward
159(12)
The Other Side of Silence
171(18)
Feeding the Lake
189

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